Although it isn’t a strict policy, I try not to feature Etsy sellers more than once. I’m glad I’m not strict about it, because if I was, I couldn’t show you this little gem…
Without hiding the history and character of the wood, Holdren manages to give it new life and new form. Here, the desk top is made from 100 year old heart pine floorboards, salvaged from an old New Orleans shotgun house. Imagine the dancing and toe tapping that must have gone in that jazz soaked atmosphere! I think this desk would be the perfect inspiration for a writer.
I love the rich color of the heart pine coupled with the light green patina of the trim and beadboard drawer fronts. Oh, and check out those drawer pulls! You’ll often see them in the attics of old homes (like mine), with electrical wire strung between them. Yep, those are the knobs from “knob and tube” wiring. Terrific re-use idea!
Despite being made of salvaged materials, the desk itself is nicely detailed, right down to the contrasting color plugs on the legs. Lovely!
To see more of Matthew Holdren’s terrific work visit his Etsy shop.
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